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studio apartment on the ground floor

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Heather Glen Hideaway is situated at the foot of the Ochil Hills in a small town called Alva only 8 miles away from historic Stirling known as the "Gateway to the Highlands". Its also on a bus route. It is a compact comfortable self contained studio apartment designed for couples or a single person. Its a lovely bright and airy open plan living space and sleeping area with quality furnishings and wet room. It is convenient for shops, pubs restaurants and takeaways. No need to worry about that on your first morning as a welcome pack will be provided. The area offers incredible scenic walks, cycling, mountain biking, golfing, fishing, horseriding all at the foot of the Ochils. Around Alva you can find Gartmorn Dam and Nature Reserve which is 3 miles away. Alloa which is also 3 miles away is a larger town with many historical places of interest. You can also find leisure centres, clubs, pubs restuarant, shops and has its own railway station. Further afield around 15 miles away you will find Falkirk with its famous Wheel and the new Sculptures "The Kelpies" which is spectacular. Glen Eagles 15 miles away with its famous hotel and golf courses which recently held "The Ryder Cup". St Andrews 50 miles away a beautiful seaside town. The home of golf. Our future King and Queen William and Kate met and went to its university. Alva is situated between Glasgow and Edinburgh both around 40 miles away. The historic town of Alva was once famous for its woollen mills which kept all of the locals in work. We also have "The Silver Glen" where silver ore was found and believed to be the purest in Britain. If you are around in July why not attend the Famous Alva Highland Games. If it is a quiet relaxing break you are after look no further. The hillfoots as its commonly known is surrounded in Glens, castles and golf courses,

Jay Law
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Alva in Clackmannanshire

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • swimming


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(32 traveller reviews)

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studio apartment on the ground floor
average rating of 4.75 based on 32 reviews

10 out of 10

  • 5 of 5

Great flat. Cosy. All you need for a wee break. Bread,butter and marmalade left in the fridge a nice touch. Been a few times. Will be back again

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks David glad you enjoyed your wee break. Haste ye back Jay
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Well equipped with all you require for a short break or even a longer stay.

  • 4 of 5

The bread, milk and marmalade was a great touch to make the first morning very easy. Only the mattress on the bed was not to my liking, but that is just a personal taste thing. I would recommend this property to anyone looking to stay in the area. Great Base to visit Stirlingshire and beyond.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy and welcoming

  • 5 of 5

Alva is a great location for those visiting the area and wish to see more of Scotland. Jay was very helpful and the groceries in the fridge to get us started were much appreciated. The apartment is a perfect fit for two people and makes you feel right at home.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Im happy you enjoyed your stay. Sincerely Jay
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Beautiful property with lovely owner

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful and warm property, very well kept. Tea bags, milk, bread and butter on arrival. The owner was very friendly. We spent a lovely week here exploring the area.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dawn. It was lovely to meet you both and I am happy you had a good time. Take care Jay
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Great place.

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, has everything needed,easy access to main roads. Right on the edge of the highlands. Beautiful

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello again Ed and Melisa. It was lovely meeting you both. I was sorry i couldnt come to see you both before you left due to work commitments. I do hope you manage to return. Thank you again Jay
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Nice homely place

  • 4 of 5

The studio apartment was very nice. You could see how the owner has been thinking about all the details when renovating the flat. The kitchen has everything so if you prefer homemade food for pub meals then this is right place to stay. . we were late back from our day trips but there were all the time the parking places available on the street. Will recommend the apartment . We din't have very much contact with Jay as we were on our wheels most of the time but she was very helpful and sheared lots of information with us.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your reveiw i was so pleased you had a lovely holiday and everything was okay for you. Hopefully you will return to Scotland sometime Sincerely Jay
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Golf
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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